Friday, April 8, 2016

Review: Andrew Dice Clay on The Tonight Show

Review & Reaction: Okay... shock of all shocks... I'm one of those who have not exactly paid much attention to the Tonight Show following the b.s. with Conan and Jay several years ago, however I am a fan of Andrew Dice Clay...  so I did the smart thing... I waited for the video of his set to be posted on YouTube to watch it.

The opening teaser about the 'campaign' being so vile and over the top and turning it on its head to talk about Batman versus Superman is something I'm surprised we haven't seen a whole lot of. But of course, it's the deconstruction of Batman just being a guy with a costume, a utility belt and a suped-up car versus the fact that Superman is a super-man was genius.

The second major bit is referencing that he was on the Apprentice with Donald Trump and saying that 'Donnie' asked him to be vice-president and using that to set up a routine about how he's gotten older. It's a strange transition piece, but its topical and works rather well because it builds up to his closer about getting a life alert button.

The strength of his set is that he still has that 'no apologies' approach to Stand-Up which has worked very for, and at times against him, and it's clear the crowd doesn't really 'get it', which Dice acknowledges and kills off the 'courtesy applause' by saying he doesn't need it. 

Granted, I'm speaking from a fans point of view, but since I get his approach to comedy, I thought he was as good as he ever was.

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